Shure are synonymous in producing legendary performance microphones. A legend that celebrates its 75th anniversary this year is the Unidyne Microphone. The Unidyne was the first directional microphone that used a single dynamic mic element and its iconic classic mic appearance has seen it being used by entertainers and celebrities since its introduction in 1939.

Another milestone was recently achieved with Southern African Shure Distributor Wild & Marr, when they were awarded a gold plated Unidyne. The award is a mark of appreciation for their long term relationship of 20 years as a Shure distributor.

Joe Copans, managing director at Wild & Marr, received the award at a recent distributor meeting with Shure. “Wild & Marr has always been driven to provide integrated solutions,’ he says. “In 1994 we were looking for a microphone that would complement our products. Shure has always been a standard of reference in microphones and so I believed that it would be the right product in our professional audio bouquet.’

Freddy Sicko, general manager at Shure MEA says: “We are proud and happy to have a distribution partner offering excellent service and support for the region. Wild & Marr and their employees are passionate about the brand, focused on the customer and one of the most reliable business partners you can have. We are looking forward to working together with Joe and Arline Copans and their team for decades to come.’

Joe was humbled upon receiving the award; “This is really special and something that I was not expecting – I am really touched by this gesture from our partners at Shure.’

Chicco Hiranandani, senior manager at Shure MEA adds: “I would like to say that I am looking forward to working with the team at Wild & Marr and supporting our mutual goals to develop the markets in southern Africa.’

Wild & Marr are importers and distributors of professional audio products. They employ over 80 people and also have a technical department of engineers that offer design solutions, training and engineering to their customer base.